# Coordinate Plane Grid Printable Coordinate Templates

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Welcome to the Math Salamanders Coordinate Plane Grid collection.

Here you will find a range of free printable coordinate charts, which will help your child learn to use and plot coordinates.

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How Coordinates Work

When dealing with coordinates the most important fact to remember is that
the x coordinate (the horizontal coordinate) always comes first
and the y coordinate (the vertical coordinate) always comes second.

This can be remembered with the saying 'Along the corridor and then up (or down) the stairs.

So the coordinate (4,7) means 4 squares along (to the right) and 7 squares up.

The coordinate (-2,-4) means 2 square along (to the left) and 4 squares down.

Coordinates Ideas

Idea #1 - Make a pattern

Make a simple pattern using the coordinate grids and then write down the coordinates of your pattern.
You could swap patterns with a partner, and test each other's patterns.

Idea #2 - Make a code

Write the letters of the alphabet on the coordinate grid, with each letter having a different coordinate.

You can then write a message to a friend using coordinates.

Idea #3 - Reflect It

This activity will only work when dealing with 2 or 4 quadrants.

Make a simple pattern in one of the quadrants and write down the coordinates.

Reflect the pattern in the x or y axis and write down the new coordinates.

Idea #4 - Coordinate Battleships

A fun and exciting coordinate game that kids love to play.

Not only does it help children to learn about coordinates, but there is also a lot of strategy involved too.

Idea #5 - Find the Treasure

For this game you need 2 players, 2 separate coordinate grids, and a ruler.

Player 1 puts an x on their coordinate grid and writes down the coordinates of the treasure.

Player 2 suggests a coordinate and Player 1 measures the distance from Player 2's coordinate to the treasure.

Player 1 tells Player 2 how far away from the treasure they are.

Player 2 then suggests a new coordinate and Player 1 measures and this repeats until Player 2 has found the treasure.

The challenge is who can find the treasure in the fewest goes!

Coordinate Plane Grid Templates

Coordinate Grids - 1st Quadrant only

Coordinate Plane Grids - all 4 Quadrants

Coordinate Worksheets

Symmetry Worksheets

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